Experience hands on history this May half-term at Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Discover the personal possessions of Britain’s most famous engineer with the opening of Brunel’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
Children and adults will be able to reach out and touch a piece of history, hearing stories about Victorian life and what made Isambard Kingdom Brunel the heroic Briton we celebrate today.
Alongside this, young visitors can become a curator of their own museum in the Collage Curator workshop. This craft activity is open throughout half-term and asks the question – if a museum was made about your life, what would you like to see in it?
There’s also the chance to meet the curators of the National Brunel Collection and discover their favourite items and stories with extended opening hours of the Brunel Institute.
Visitors can explore Bristol’s newest museum, Being Brunel. On display there will be over 150 objects relating to Brunel, from an early school report to his personal locked diary. The museum features a rail carriage, audiovisual experience and its biggest attraction, the SS Great Britain.